In 1996, the metals, engineering, and electronics industries accounted for 58% of all exports; the forestry industry, 27%; the chemical industry, 10%; and others, 5%. Finland is a major producer of paper and paperboard, and accounts for a large percentage of the world export market (10.7%). Other important exports include telecommunications equipment (21.3%), iron(4.2%), and ships (2.3%).
In 2000 Finland's imports were distributed among the following categories:
Principal trading partners in 2000 (in millions of US dollars) were as follows:
|China (inc. Hong Kong)||1,778||1,015||763|